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Wed
21
Jun

Splash Pad in Logansport Completed

The construction of a splash pad at the Gordon Chandler Children’s Park in Logansport was completed last week.

 

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Wed
21
Jun

Police Jury Name Building After J. O. Burch

Police Jury voted at their June 12 meeting to name the Road Department Building to honor long-time board member J. O. Burch.

 

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Wed
21
Jun

Police Jury Announces FEMA Not Offering Assistance

The Police Jury’s Administrator’s Report revealed that FEMA would not be offering any assistance to those in DeSoto Parish who were affected by the Memorial weekend storm.

Although GOSEP, who reports to FEMA, came up and saw the damage caused by the storm, FEMA decided that there was not enough for their assistance.

 

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Wed
14
Jun

Recent Storm Discussion at Police Jury Meeting Prompts Inquiry

The aftermath of the Memorial weekend storm was a hot topic for the June 5 Jury Meeting. The back-and-forth question during public comments—was there a plan in place? According to the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) Administrator Todd Edwards, there was.

“We believe the response to this storm was excellent given the conditions and hardships faced by the responders,” Edwards said. “Of course, everyone would have liked the power to come back on sooner, but we ultimately have no control over that. Given the amount of damage to the power lines across the Parish we believe the electric companies did a great job restoring the electrical grid.”

 

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Wed
14
Jun

Rabies Cases on the Rise in DeSoto Parish

The number of skunks with rabies is continuing to rise. As of June 12, DeSoto Parish Animal Services have found 17 skunk rabies cases.

 

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Wed
14
Jun

Grand Cane Preservation Commission Suggests Adding Digital Signage to Town

The topic of digital informational signage was brought up during the Grand Cane Preservation Commission’s report at the Village of Grand Cane meeting on June 6. The committee had not come to a conclusion about the topic but did not see a historic problem with it. They recommended the council look at it, see if anyone else wanted digital signs and go from there.

 

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Wed
07
Jun

Be Alert; Rabies Cases Found in DeSoto Parish

By Raley Pellittieri

The state has reported 14 cases of rabies since February. All cases were found in DeSoto Parish.

Anyone with children or pets needs to be aware of the danger rabies poses.

Rabies is a medical urgency but not an emergency.

 

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Wed
07
Jun

DeSoto Parish School Board Finishes School Year on High Note

Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley announced at DeSoto Parish School Board’s June 1 meeting that Stanley High School was an “A” school for the first time.

The board also publically recognized several members of the community. They also passed all agenda items that were voted on.

Brumley said that overall they concluded an outstanding and productive year.

 

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Wed
07
Jun

5-Foot Snake Killed on Delton Road

Michael Wilson found a 5-foot Diamond Back Rattle Snake on Delton Road. He was doing yard work when he came across it. He killed another big snake in the same spot last summer.

 

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Wed
31
May

DeSoto Parish’s Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Arrest

Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle would like to announce a drug arrest following a traffic stop in Mansfield on May 17, 2017, at approximately3:28 p.m. Deputies with the Directed Patrol Unit were working traffic enforcement in the area of Hilltop Road and Wright Road when they observed a pickup truck that failed to come to a stop at the intersection and failed to signal the turn.

 

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